Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues

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Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues
Directed bySacha Jenkins
Produced bySara Bernstein
Sacha Jenkins
Justin Wilkes
Julie Anderson
CinematographyEd Lachman
Distributed byApple TV+
Release date
  • October 22, 2022 (2022-10-22)
Running time
104 minutes
CountryUnited States

Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues is a 2022 American documentary film about American trumpeter Louis Armstrong.[1]


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 98% based on 54 reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10. The website's consensus reads: "A fitting tribute to a titan of American music, Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues honors its subject by letting him tell his story in his own words."[2]

The New Yorker said that while the film is "blandly conventional in its form", its wide range of archive clips and footage of Armstrong is "inspiring and illuminating".[3]


  1. ^ "Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues review – swinging doc is a stirring tribute". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 April 2024.
  2. ^ "Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 30 April 2024.
  3. ^ Brody, Richard. "Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2024-05-01.

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